Date: 8th November 2014 at 11:52am
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The line-ups are in ahead of the Premier League fixture between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield…

Struggling Liverpool welcome rivals and league leaders Chelsea to L4 this Saturday lunchtime.

Both sides were in European action in midweek but both rested a number of their first-choice players specifically for this highly-charged fixture.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers makes no fewer than seven changes from the 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid. Amongst them are recalls for Dejan Lovren, Jordan Henderson, Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli.

Opposite number Jose Mourinho restores Thibaut Courtois, Gary Cahill, Oscar, Diego Costa and the previously suspended Cesar Azpilicueta to his starting eleven.

At the time of writing, 45% of Vital Liverpool users, who voted in our prediction poll, have gone for a home win whereas 43% are plumping for the Blues and 12% foresee a draw.

The game is scheduled for a 12.45pm GMT kick-off and will be broadcast live in the UK on BT Sport.


Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Gerrard (c), Can, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Balotelli.

Subs: Jones, Toure, Lucas, Allen, Lallana, Borini, Lambert.


Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Costa.

Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Willian, Remy, Drogba.



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